patrick a. templeton
Patrick A. Templeton has more than thirty years of experience in the corporate and government relations field. In his capacity as Senior Consultant to Prime Policy Group, Pat assists the firm’s U.S. and foreign-based clients in a variety of areas, including corporate policy and public perception. He is also associated with major outreach activities of prominent national Disabilities organizations.
As a consultant, he has represented the interests of companies such as SAP, Volkswagen of America, DaimlerChrysler, Johnson & Johnson, and Pitney-Bowes, as well as the University of Southern California.
Pat maintains his involvement in a variety of political campaigns and served as a top-level volunteer in the presidential campaigns of Senator Bob Dole and hosted Gov. Bill Clinton’s trips to Washington, D.C. while he pursued the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Prior to his government relations role with the law firm of Garvey, Schubert and Barer, Pat was NASA’s chief of External Relations, responsible for the Space Agency’s international, commercial, educational, and public affairs operations, and was the initiator of the teacher in space program. His earlier service at NASA was in its Office of Congressional Affairs, where he served as Deputy Director. Pat also served as the board president of the EdVenture Group, a non-profit, women owned firm dedicated to innovation programming for K-12.
Pat began his professional career at General Electric. Between 1970 and 1981, he was the Manager of Government Relations in three of GE’s businesses: Transportation; Communications; and Major Appliances.
Pat was born and raised in Los Angeles and spent two years attending school in Germany and was a classmate and a close friend of Peter Becker. He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and served for two years as an Officer in the United States Army. Pat currently lives in the Greater Washington area.
Mr. Stoops retired from the FBI in 1995, where he served as an Inspector-Deputy Assistant Director. He has over 25 years of experience as an investigator, manager and executive for the FBI in the criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs. Investigations as an investigator and manager in the field resulted in arrests and convictions with national impact. Some of his assignments at FBI Headquarters involved being the FBI liaison for the Carter Mondale presidential transition, FBI representative to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Classification Review Committee that makes classification/declassification determinations on behalf of the Attorney General and implementing a Government-wide standard for FBI automated name check submissions, resulting in 85 percent of the several million annual checks being submitted by automated format, personnel work year savings and increased efficiency of response time. As the FBI Security Programs Manager he established the first FBI security countermeasures budget as a line item in the US Intelligence Budget. During this assignment he expanded and enhanced security countermeasure initiatives resulting in detection, prevention, and prosecution of national security information compromises. He was recognized by the DOJ for his significant contributions in enhancing the security programs of the DOJ and FBI.
After his FBI retirement, Mr. Stoops worked for a number of non-profit organizations as an executive and consultant. He provided advice and facilitation to executives of public and private sector organizations in order for them to understand how they can work together in addressing some of the current cyber issues confronting the Intelligence Community and law enforcement by identifying common areas of interest beneficial to the concerned parties to address critical issues, workforce and technology needs. His leadership and operational abilities in delivering meaningful results are best illustrated by the below accomplishments: Coordinated and assisted in the establishment in 1999 of the Internet Fraud Complaint Center now known as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) a joint venture between the FBI and the non-profit National White Collar Crime Center. Within twenty four hours after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, IC3 was reprogrammed and became the Terrorist Tip portal for the FBI for over a year, collecting invaluable tip information which was fused with US intelligence information, resulting in the prevention of other terrorist attacks inside and outside the US. Directed and assisted in the establishment in 2002 of the non-profit, National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA). NCFTA receives data from industry which is analyzed with open/public source information to determine the responsible party for the spamming, phishing, botnets and identity theft information. This analyzed data is furnished to the FBI in a detailed report which has resulted in the arrest and conviction of some of the top US Internet spammers and other persons inside and outside the US engaged in Internet child pornography, software piracy and fraudulent schemes.
Beyond the significant time Mr. Stoops has spent in his endeavors to enhance law enforcement’s ability in combatting cybercrime, he is also involved with other professional and civic organizations. He is an active member of Rotary International and a past club president, a member of the West Virginia University Visiting Committee, 2004 to 2017, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Inc. member and on the Board of Directors of the EdVenture Group, 2000 to present.
Mr. Stoops, a US Marine Corps veteran, holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. He received FBI specialized Counter Intelligence officer training, attended the Federal Executive Institute, Senior Executive Program, Total Quality Management seminars and training, and attended numerous FBI executive development, leadership, management, and crisis management seminars.
kenneth d. gray
Major General (Ret.) Kenneth D. Gray, a native of McDowell County, WV, received his B.A. degree in political science from West Virginia State College in 1966 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. In 1969, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the College of Law, West Virginia University.
After law school, Gray served on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and eventually became the Army Deputy Judge Advocate General. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocate General’s School Basic and Advanced Courses, and the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Gray graduated with honors from the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
He served in various assignments during his military career culminating with his promotion to Major General and service as The Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Army from 1993-1997. He is the first African American General Officer in the history of the Active Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps since its creation in 1775. Gray’s military awards include the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.
Following his stellar 30-year military career, Gray served for more than 17 years as vice president for student affairs at West Virginia University in Morgantown where he led programs, services, activities, and resources that responded to the concerns and needs of students. Throughout his tenure, he was committed to promoting a positive student centered campus culture, creating an environment where students could grow personally and intellectually, and helping students realize their dreams.
Gray is an inductee of the West Virginia State College ROTC Hall of Fame; received the Justicia Officium Award, which is the highest award given by the College of Law at WVU. The Kenneth D. Gray Leadership Award was created by the West Virginia University Student Organization office in Gray’s honor and is awarded annually to an outstanding student leader who exhibits exemplary leadership skills.
He has also received the WVU Outstanding Alumni Award, the Richard T. Feller Outstanding Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to Students, and he is the recipient of the 2011 NAACP Administrator of the Year Award from the student Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP.
He has been recognized as a Distinguished West Virginian by former Governors Caperton, Underwood, and Tomblin. He is the recipient of the Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership Award presented by Dominion Energy. Others receiving this award include Oprah Winfrey, Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Colin Powell, and Rosa Parks. Gray has been inducted into The West Virginia All Black Schools Sports & Academic Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the WVU Division of Student Life Hall of Fame. In June 2015, Gray was inducted into WVU’s Order of Vandalia, WVU’s highest award for distinguished service to WVU, equivalent to an Honorary Doctorate Degree.
He has received the National Bar Association’s Gertrude E. Rush Distinguished Service Award for outstanding leadership and devoted service. The National Bar Association also named a new and distinguished award in Gray’s honor: “The Major General Kenneth D. Gray Excellence in Jurisprudence Award.” which recognizes a leader, jurist or practitioner who has exhibited distinctive and exemplary service to their community and/or the nation.
Gray is also a recipient of the American Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division L. Clair Nelson Award for outstanding contributions to the ABA by a government or public sector lawyer. In February 2018, Gray received the American Bar Association’s Spirit of Excellence Award presented by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethic Diversity in the Profession. In May, The Judge Advocates Foundation of the Judge Advocates Association awarded Gray the Chief Justice John Marshall Life Achievement Award. In September, The Army Judge Advocate General Designated Gray as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment.
Gray is a member of the West Virginia Bar and the Texas Bar. He is an American Bar Association Foundation Life Fellow, a West Virginia Bar Foundation Life Fellow and a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow. He is also past chair of the American Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, past co-chair of the Association of Public Land Grant University’s Council on Student Affairs, former member of the Council’s Executive Committee, and past president of the West Virginia Bar Foundation. Gray previously serviced on the United Way Board for Monongalia and Preston Counties and the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Gray currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Morgantown Salvation Army serving Monongalia, Marion, and Preston counties. Gray serves on the Distinguished West Virginians Archives Advisory Board. Gray has also been appointed by the West Virginia Governor to serve on the Board of Governors of West Virginia State University.
He and his wife, Carolyn, have two sons who are graduates of WVU. They have four grandchildren. Two of their granddaughters are students at WVU.
Marilyn currently serves as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Nationwide where she is responsible for strategic oversight of employment, corporate, intellectual property, class action, and financial services litigation along with a corporate-related discovery management center of excellence. Marilyn is an active volunteer and advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She serves on the board for The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as well as Nationwide’s Social Justice Task Force. Marilyn is a past Fellow of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and served on the LCLD Alumni Executive Council.
Prior to Nationwide, Marilyn served as Employment Law Counsel at Rite Aid Corporation where she led the employment counseling, compliance, and litigation function. She also served as Chief Negotiator in collective bargaining for the company and represented it in labor arbitrations and with regulators. In private practice, Marilyn represented private and public sector clients across many industries, including elected public officials.
Marilyn holds a BA in political science and JD from West Virginia University where she serves on the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors and College of Law Visiting Committee. In recognition of her dedication to the highest principles of the profession, Marilyn was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is admitted in several federal courts including the Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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mark r. nesselroad
As CEO, Mr. Nesselroad has overall management responsibility for the company, its operating divisions, affiliates, and subsidiaries. In 2020, Mark celebrates 36 years in business. He launched his first business venture in 1984 with the purchase of The Willows Nursing Home in Parkersburg, WV. By 1995, as CEO and cofounder, Mark had grown Glenmark Associates, Inc. into the largest nursing home and related ancillary service company in West Virginia.
In addition to the operation of these facilities, Glenmark was a pioneer in West Virginia healthcare with over $94 million in construction, renovation, and operation of health-related assets. In the late 1980s to early 19990s, the company founded, constructed, and operated what is still today the largest institutional pharmacy in West Virginia, which is now owned and operated by CVS Health Corporation’s wholly-owned Omnicare Inc. within a new 28,800 square foot customized building owned and developed by Glenmark in 2017.
Furthermore, Mr. Nesselroad was a leader in the development of state and national reimbursement policy and payment for medicare and medicaid.
In 1995, Glenmark Associates, Inc. merged its healthcare holdings with The Multicare Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MUL), while retaining its real estate development and construction arms, Glenmark Holding LLC and Glenmark Corp. During the two-year time span from 1995 through 1997, Mr. Nesselroad served as both CEO of Glenmark Holding LLC and Sr. Vice President of Acquisition and Development for The Multicare Companies, Inc., a NASDAQ Exchange Company. In 1997, Multicare sold its stock to Genesis Health Ventures. This sale allowed Mr. Nesselroad to focus and devote all his talents on the growth and expansion of Glenmark and its development, acquisition, leasing, and consulting ventures.
Mr. Nesselroad’s visionary approach and innate ability to always move forward have transpired into the continued success of the company. Glenmark Holding LLC has grown from $23.3 million in assets in 2000 to over $222 million in 2015 with currently over 1 million square feet of owned/leased properties. The company boasted an average annual growth rate of 12% from 2000 to 2014. Mark R. Nesselroad and Glenmark have made a responsible and innovative impact on the community.
Glenmark’s healthcare background and operational experience facilitated the development of WVU Medicine’s inpatient recovery treatment center, WVU Medicine’s Ruby Office Complex (with data center), Sleep Evaluation Center, and Healthy Minds Center, plus Med Express’ original national headquarters (including data center), original urgent care facility, and four additional urgent care facilities. In addition, Glenmark and Mr. Nesselroad have developed, owned, and managed numerous buildings and complexes of all types (power centers, business parks, Class A & B office, hospitality, retail, warehouse, light industrial, flex, governmental, mixed-use, land, healthcare, medical office-labspharmacies, data centers, mixed-use, residential, educational, recreational, private-public-partnerships, off-balance sheet, and build-to-suit.).
In 2015, WVU students moved into a $90 million state-of-the art on-campus residence hall, apartment, and retail complex known as University Park, made possible via a publicprivate partnership with West Virginia University. In 2000, Mark’s visualization of what the Morgantown’s Wharf District could become began to turn into a realization. Through responsible development, the company transformed a run-down area into a profitable and aesthetically pleasing district. The former United Center (now Suncrest Center), located at 1085 VanVoorhis Road, Morgantown, WV is an excellent example of efficient use of costly acreage. This class A high-rise structure provides a much needed 78,500 square feet of business space in a densely populated section of town. With the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown becoming more densely populous, Mark recognized a mounting need for retail opportunity; henceforth the Glenmark Centre. Completed in 1999, this Glenmark project was the first large-scale shopping area to be constructed in Monongalia County. The Sabraton area of Morgantown continues to be grown and enhanced through Mark and Glenmark Holding; the latest improvements being the USDA/GSA professional offices, the former MedExpress national headquarters (now administrative facility), and the Suburban Extended Stay.
In 2016, Mr. Nesselroad received the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce’s (MACC) Earl L. Core Award for his community leadership and service, which is the Chamber’s most prestigious honor.
Mr. Nesselroad is responsible for the inception of the ever-evolving Mylan Park, a community non-profit recreational and educational campus. He served as Board President of the Park from its start in April of 2000 and held that role through enormous growth over the next nine years. Mylan Park is currently the largest and most diverse special event venue in North-Central West Virginia, and Mark continues to serve as a board member of the Park. With the recent help of Mr. Nesselroad, it will now be the home of a new aquatic and track facility (now under construction) for WVU and the community. Additional awards/recognitions include: Morgantown Citizen of the Year (2000), MACC Visionary of the Year (2001), WV Governor’s Service Award (2002), Mylan Park Foundation, Inc’s Milan Puskar Award (2008), Mylan Park Foundation, Inc.’s inaugural George R. Farmer, Jr. Award (2016), and WV Executive Sharp Shooter (2017).
Mr. Nesselroad currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, while chairing the Risk Committee, of United Bankshares Inc. Also, over the course of 10 years (2008-2018), Mr. Nesselroad served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and as chairman of the Finance Committee for the WV United Health System. A Morgantown native, Mark is married to his wife Peggy; they have two adult children and four grandchildren.
Frank Alderman, President
Urgent Care MSO, LLC (MedExpress)
1751 Earl L Core Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Projects: MedExpress 1st Corporate
Headquarters (Morgantown, WV), Urgent
Care Clinics (Morgantown (Wharf District),
WV; LaVale, MD; Latrobe, PA; Mt.
Pleasant, PA; Fairmont, WV) & others